The fortune cookie gets taken for granted. Often torn open only to be tossed aside for the prize within, or perhaps left unopened only to go stale in its wrapping or passed onto the next paying customer, the cookie itself is unloved and unwanted.
But with Chinese New Year around the corner, we were hoping to rekindle a little love for the famed post-dinner treat by showing you how to make your very own fortune cookie at home. We tapped pastry chef Daniel Skurnick of Buddakan in New York City to show us the way to a better tasting cookie. His version is light, buttery, and fragrant with hints of toasted sesame and vanilla. It's worlds away from anything you would get with takeout. And yes, we figured out how to get the fortune inside of the cookie.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.